If You Think Ballet Flats Are Boring, These 25 Will 100% Change Your Mind

Although I'm open to prioritizing comfort, I was never much of a flats girl. I'm either wearing sneakers, boots, or some type of heel. Recently, however, I've become a changed woman. My fellow editor Anna LaPlaca calls it the flats renaissance since it seems like everyone's priorities have shifted to extra comfort, especially brands. More than ever, there are a variety of flats on the runway, and they have been redesigned to be not your average flats. The style that has been standing out? Ballet flats. While we're all familiar with the style, you can now find them in vivid colors, fun textures, and interesting shapes. 

Below, I found the 18 best ballet flats on the market, from affordable options at H&M to the luxury iterations released by Khaite and Chanel. As someone who hasn't owned a pair of ballet flats till this year, I regret not trying them out sooner. Whether the classic silhouette is your preferred taste or you want a funkier option, keep scrolling.


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Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.